ASFF opens 7 November across 15 venues around York. Short film screenings commence across the city from award-winning filmmakers in 12 genres including Advertising, Animation, Artists’ Film, Comedy, Dance, Drama, Documentary, Experimental, Fashion, Music Video and Thriller.
Events taking place across the day include Morning Coffee in City Screen’s Basement, the first Youth Engagement Programmes across the city, as well as Networking Sessions in York Theatre Royal with Aman Sharma (MODYST Film Network), Charles Storr (Make it York), Colin Pons (Workstation/Studio of the North), Jonny Tull (Jonny Tull Digital Consultancy).
Wednesday also marks the launch of Feature Films and VR, as well as short film screenings. This year, we invite film lovers to consider the ever increasing possibilities of filmmaking as we launch our Screen School VR Lab in partnership with London College of Communication. Join us as we explore new dimensions and immersive experiences created by some of the world’s most innovative filmmakers working with exciting new technologies in York Theatre Royal’s Keregan Room.
Speakers for Wednesday’s industry sessions hail from Compulsory, BBC Writersroom and Festival Formula. At York Theatre Royal, (13.30-14.30) Director and Co-founder of Compulsory Chris Toumazou offers advice on navigating the various creative directions available for emerging filmmakers, highlighting the advantages of concentrating on specific goals and aspirations, establishing yourself as a brand. Also attending is Festival Formula’s Katie McCullough and Ian Bignells (15.00-16.00) who explore the current landscape of international film festivals. At Yorkshire Museum, (13.45-14.45) Simon Nelson, Development Executive for BBC Writersroom offers advice about realising the potential of your ideas and how to break into an increasingly competitive industry, whilst considering techniques for refining your creative voice and creating robust and compelling dialogues for today’s audiences.
Kicking off ASFF’s eighth edition is the Opening Night at York’s own riverside arthouse cinema and live venue, City Screen, with a dynamic and diverse taster of films from the festival’s Official Selection, selected by Director Cherie Federico.
360 Film Screenings run Wednesday-Saturday 10:00-23:00, Sunday 10:00-18:00, The Keregan Room, York Theatre Royal. 360 screening sessions run for 45 minutes.
For more information on masterclasses and events, click here.
For more information on screenings, click here to find a link to the 2018 programme.
For a full list of venues or ticket information, click here.
1. Still from Something Else. Part of the 2018 Official Selection.